Faith Mullen, a clinical assistant professor at the Columbus School of Law, is among three new members of the Board of Advisors to the Center on Global Aging. Founded in 1996 and operated through the National Catholic School of Social Service, the Center “promotes excellence in the development of knowledge, policy, leadership, and practice that protects and enhances the quality of life of older adults worldwide.”
Board members meet three times each year to advise the program and provide direction and oversight. The Center hosts Fulbright Scholars and volunteer Center Fellows, who work with the Director and Board on education, research, and community projects.
An alumna of the Columbus School of Law, Mullen has long experience in working with an elderly population. Prior to fulltime teaching, she was a senior policy advisor at AARP with a focus on poverty, where she researched and wrote extensively on federal poverty programs, including the effect of welfare reform on grandparent-headed households and how Medicaid policy affects nursing home residents.
The Center on Global Aging is currently focused is on preventing elder abuse and protecting the rights of older persons. Mullen has been professionally active on that front. She was the primary organizer of “The Financial Exploitation of Our Elder and Vulnerable Populations, 2012,” a conference hosted by the law school on June 22, 2012.